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Buchanan Dickson Frame

Looking to buy or sell a house? Thinking of making a Will? Need advice in Family Law?

We are a professional legal firm in Paisley having built up a great reputation for providing a personal service with our clients best interests at heart.

AbbeyMill_120412_079We offer a wide range of services including Conveyancing, Civil & Criminal Work, Wills & Executries and Power of Attorneys.

We are open throughout the year (excluding bank holidays) from 9am-5pm Mon to Thurs and 8am-4pm on Fri.

For affordable legal advice and expertise visit us at: Studio 301, Old Embroidery Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley, PA1 1TJ, call us on: 0141 848 0303 or drop us an email on info@bdflaw.co.uk Please visit our website at www.bdf-law.co.uk for more information and like our Facebook page for the latest updates and news of our firm.

Paisley Business

If you run your own business in Paisley then why not advertise on our Blog? This is a one off in the run up to Christmas and we will feature it via our network of websites FREE OF CHARGE! (one off present from paisley.org.uk)

Email brian@paisley.org.uk with your logo or a photo of the store, your location, what you do or what you sell, any website or contact details and that’s it!

Glen Cinema Disaster

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Due to donations from some of our volunteers and with much kindness we thought we would help out an other organisation and setup hosting and purchase a domain name for them and build it into a website.

In its heyday Paisley was full of cinemas and entertainment venues.

People look back with fond memories at The Astortia, The Picturehouse, The New Alex, La Scala, The Alex, The Regal, The Kelbourne and The Glen.

Today they’re all gone. Demolished, converted into retail units or Bingo Halls. If a Paisley buddy wants to catch a movie these days they have to travel to Linwood to a retail park. The whole of Britain was horror-struck on Hogmanay 1929 to learn of the dreadful cinema catastrophe in Paisley that afternoon, in which 70 children lost their lives and over 40 were injured.

About 1000 boys and girls, mostly from working-class homes, were witnessing a matinee performance at The Glen Cinema, when dense clouds of smoke, caused by a film which had started to smoulder in the spool-room, were swept into the cinema. The cry of “Fire” was raised, and the children stampeded in a panic to the back entrance. This was closed, and in the frantic struggle which ensued many children were trampled and others were suffocated by the fumes. In 2003 a project was created to commemorate the terrible tragedy of the Glen

Cinema. 2004 is the 75th Anniversary of the disaster and a new exhibition telling an accurate story of events that day. The exhibition pays tribute to the survivors, many of whom are still here today to tell the tale. The Paisley Development Association, in partnership with Fablevision and Renfrewshire CVS secured funding and a community led cultural project was created. The project was split into four sections: A mini excavation of the Glen Cinema Building Coordination of a new Artist in Residence Programme A survivor’s archive project The creation of a new exciting exhibition

Due to our efforts as a group we were able to help an organisation get going from nothing and join the ranks of other Paisley websites which aim to promote the town and also help people learn the lesson of this tragic disaster killing so many young life’s  and changing others for ever.

Any donation that goes into the website and if we see an organisation that can be helped then we would be more than happy to help out.

Feel free to visit the new www.glencinema.co.uk website (formerly .org.uk)

Paisley shop now working

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Apologies to anyone who has went into our online store to buy one of our photographs or prints, we had to iron out some flaws in the shop and the good news is it is now fully working so please feel free to browse the store using the navigation at the top of the blog.

you can buy calendars, canvas prints etc check it out now by going to http://www.paisley.org.uk/blog/?page_id=113